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Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie (GF!)

December 8, 2017 (Last Updated: December 26, 2018)
Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie

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I know, I know, you’re confused. What is butter sugar carbs loving Sarah doing baking sugar free sweets and gluten free ones on top of that? Getting ready is what. Here is a Fact: South Asians are at a higher risk for Type 2 Diabetes. My father is diabetic. I love me some sugar. See where I am going with this? Yup, people, Stevia is my future. Might as well embrace it now, no? Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie i

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Since we are buds, I will be honest with you. Also, because I am generally unnecessarily honest so why stop now. Stevia does not behave like sugar in baked goods so if you are trying to make your no fail brownies recipe with Stevia, it will fail. See Stevia isn’t like those chemical versions of sugar you will see in the baking aisle. Stevia is extracted from a leaf making it a natural sweetener, but one that doesn’t spike blood sugar levels. The Stevia I used is from a Canadian company called Greeniche. Their products are natural, Halal, You can buy it in powder form or liquid form. Greeniche has an impressive range of Stevia products, simply click here  to figure out where to get yours! Just remember, in terms of sweetness, Stevia is significantly sweeter than sugar so a little goes a very long way!Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie

With the Holidays around the corner (yay December!) it is time to entertain and that means entertaining those who are and aren’t watching their sugar. Often the diabetic guests are stuck with nothing or ‘cheat’ by having a small piece of something while wishing for more. With this Stevia Cheesecake Pie they no longer have to. This Cheesecake Pie features a crust that is absolutely nutty. Literally. Ground almonds and walnuts (or pecans) from Bulk Barn make up the crust which is only lightly sweetened with Stevia powder. The filling gets a delicious twist with Greeniche Orange Flavorall (liqiuid flavored stevia) and some good ol’ OJ. Top it with some raspberries or just pile on your favourite fruit. For an extra boost of sweetness (for those with a significant sweet tooth) you can always drizzle honey on top. Serve with coffee for a delicious pairing. 

Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie

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Orange Stevia Cheesecake Pie
Stevia Orange Cheesecake Pie with a Gluten Free Crust
Ingredients
For the Crust:
  • 1 1/4 cup finely ground almonds
  • 1 1/4 cup finely ground walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tbsp stevia powder
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp instant coffee (optional)
For the Cheesecake Filling:
  • 16 oz cream cheese (2 blocks)
  • 1 tbsp stevia powder (used Greeniche brand)
  • 1.5 tbsp Orange flavorall (used Greeniche brand)
  • Zest of an orange
  • 4 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
Topping
  • 2 cups Raspberries (or other fruit you like!)
  • A little runny honey (optional)
Instructions
Crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

  2. Lightly grease a 9-inch pie plate 

  3. Combine all the filling ingredients, mixture will be soft and crumbly. 

  4. Press into pan and bake at 325 with the edges covered with foil for 15 minutes, remove foil bake another 5-8 minutes or until the edges look moderately browned (not burnt!)

Cheesecake Filling
  1. Whip cream cheese until smooth

  2. Add orange zest, orange juice, 1 tbsp of stevia, orange flavorall, mix well

  3. Add whipping cream and beat well. Mixture will become fluffier.

  4. Adjust sweetness with a little more flavorall if needed 

  5. Pour into cooled crust, let set for 4 hours, top with fruit and serve. 

Recipe Notes

To make this into a cheesecake simply firmly press the crust down into a greased springform pan. Bake for 12 minutes (watch the color carefully!) until golden brown. Once the crust cools pour in the cheesecake mixture, cool until firm (about 4 hours). Top with fruit and serve. 

Have you ever made Stevia desserts? Would love to know what you think! If you want more ideas then click over to the Greeniche Blog

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Greeniche a Canadian company that has several lines of natural health products. Although I am compensated for this post the recipe (and opinions) are my own!

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31 Comments

  • Reply
    Lin
    December 8, 2017 at

    My experience with stevia was bitter taste so I pass.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 9, 2017 at

      Hi Lin! I do hear you on the after taste and my understanding is that some people are more attuned to it than others. However I find that the liqiuid stevia or Flavoralls were really good that way. My kids really enjoyed the cheesecake pie filling!

  • Reply
    Eraj
    December 9, 2017 at

    Sarah I do sincerely hope this is just about trying out something different/new given the genetic dispensation, and nothing more!
    Take care ☺

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 9, 2017 at

      Eraj I literally laughed out loud when I read this. Which is why I had to write it out, because who takes a lol seriously nowadays anyway? Hope you are well and I assure you I am too!

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    Hamid Husain
    December 9, 2017 at

    Thanks Sarah for this mouth watering recipe. My mother is also diabetic and like all such people is crazy for sweets. It makes my life quite challenging at times. I will certainly try out this recipe and hope she will enjoy it. Thanks once again Sarah.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 9, 2017 at

      Glad to hear it and thank you!

  • Reply
    Heather LeGuilloux
    December 9, 2017 at

    I have never tried baking with Stevia but I completely hear your concerns with being concerned about diabetes. That being said, your cheesecake looks delicious! Great job.

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 10, 2017 at

      Thanks Heather!!!

  • Reply
    wearenotmartha
    December 10, 2017 at

    This cheesecake look gorgeous!! Cutting down on white sugar is always a good idea!

    Sues

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 10, 2017 at

      Sues I totally agree with you and thank you!

  • Reply
    Natalia
    December 10, 2017 at

    Love baking healthier versions of desserts and this cheesecake pie looks amazing!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 10, 2017 at

      Thank you so much Natalia! It is definitely nice to have been able to expand my baking repertoire!

  • Reply
    Amir
    December 10, 2017 at

    Firstly, the post is absolutely hilarious. Secondly, do you think a lemon cheesecake would follow a similar recipe?

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 10, 2017 at

      Glad you think so 🙂 And yes lemon would be an easy swap!

  • Reply
    Bintu (@recipespantry)
    December 10, 2017 at

    This looks absolutely delicious and I love that it is gluten free and sugar free so it can be enjoyed by all!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 10, 2017 at

      Thank you Bintu!

  • Reply
    linda spiker
    December 10, 2017 at

    This looks fantastic. Love that drizzle of honey and …well everything!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 10, 2017 at

      Thank you so much Linda! Not gonna lie, drizzling honey was so fun!

  • Reply
    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    December 10, 2017 at

    What beautiful shots you got of this — especially of the honey drizzling! I would love to use stevia — but I am intolerant to it. Even a tiny bit makes me sick for 2 days.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 11, 2017 at

      Thank you so so much Michelle! And I am so sorry to hear about your intolerance!

  • Reply
    Diana
    December 10, 2017 at

    I have only tried stevia in hot drinks, but didn’t try to bake with it. So maybe it’s time to give it a try and see how it turns out. A cheesecake pie sounds and looks SO good!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 11, 2017 at

      Thanks Diana!

  • Reply
    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    December 10, 2017 at

    This year I will be hosting at least one person who can’t have sugar, so this is on the menu!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 11, 2017 at

      Glad to be of service 😉 Also for one person I would totally do the filling as a mini trifle with some fruit – YUM! lol

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    What To Cook Today
    December 10, 2017 at

    It looks decadent and even better that it is sugar free!!!!!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 11, 2017 at

      Thank you so much! Definitely a bonus to be able indulge in natural sweeteners!

  • Reply
    Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
    December 11, 2017 at

    Haha, I like how you are honest about Stevia. I have experimented with it and have had mixed results.
    Your photos look so good, how can I NOT make this!!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 11, 2017 at

      I hear you on the mixed results, I am loving the flavoralls though – they’re so fun! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Traci The Kitchen Girl
    December 11, 2017 at

    This looks so creamy and delicious…I want it for breakfast! I haven’t been able to love Stevia yet but maybe I’ll give it another try 🙂

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
      December 11, 2017 at

      You know Traci I hear that a lot and in your case the liquid flavoralls may be a great way to use Stevia!

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